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Friday, 17 January 2020

Yellow Tees and Navy Floral Kimonos With Balenciaga First Bag

Blue and yellow is a colour combination I really like to wear, so I decided to wear both of these navy floral kimonos with a yellow tee and shorts. A simple yet colourful summer outfit!

What I wore:


Jeanswest Melanie floral kimono and essential v neck tee in elfin yellow olive pull on shorts | awayfromblue

olive shorts and Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | jeanswest melanie floral kimono with yellow tee and olive embroidered shorts balenciaga first bag
JacketJeanswest Melanie floral kimono (new purchase)
Necklace: navy and silver circle pendant tassel necklace
TeeJeanswest essential v-neck tee in elfin yellow (new purchase)
ShortsJeanswest Tessa olive embroidered shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I picked up the yellow tee and the floral kimono in the Jeanswest buy one get one free sale after Christmas. I was eager to use a gift card I got for Christmas, and since the $80 kimono was reduced to $39.99 I paid for that and got the $30 tee for free! Pretty good deal. The two pieces also go so nicely together I knew I had to wear them together for the first wear!

The navy tassel necklace matched the base of the floral kimono perfectly, and I thought the Balenciaga first bag complimented the colours in the kimono well too. The olive shorts were a comfortable choice and an attempt to introduce even more colour. I really liked this outfit! I've had mixed success in the past with a slouchy tee along with these loose soft shorts, but I think the long line of the duster kimono made this really work.

Nice and colourful outfit for a day spent with my sister checking out a few stores and spending more Christmas gift cards! We picked up some cute Christmas decorations for next year too, and I bought another kimono at Jeanswest.... 😂


Last worn: navy tassel necklace, olive soft shorts, Havaianas. First time I've worn the bag as it was a Christmas present and first time I've worn the yellow tee and floral kimono as they are recent purchases.

Other ways to wearolive soft shorts and stripes.



My Balenciaga Bag Christmas Present:







What I wore:

navy floral cocoon kimono with white bermuda shorts mustard tee balenciaga first bag | away from blue

navy and mustard with Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India | away from the blue

JacketCotton On 'Gemma' cocoon kimono in Laos blossom navy print
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Shorts: thrifted Emerson white Bermuda denim shorts
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
Bag: Balenciaga first bag in 2006 Blue India

Why I wore it:

I didn't like this outfit as much as the one above. It's not the first time I've worn yellow with this navy floral kimono, I really liked the combination when I tried it in the past but I wasn't entirely convinced this time. I was going to wear blue denim shorts but changed my mind to these white shorts at the last moment to match the white in the floral print of the kimono. After looking at the photos though I think that blue denim might have been better.

Even the matchy-matchy with the Balenciaga first bag and the turquoise tassel necklace, which I did like, I wasn't 100% happy with this outfit looking at the pics. I don't hate it, it just doesn't look as good as the one above I don't think! Was comfortable for a morning running errands and having friends over in the afternoon though.


Last worn: floral cocoon kimono, turquoise tassel necklace, mustard yellow tee, white Bermuda denim shorts, Havaianas (above), Balenciaga first bag (above).

Other ways to wearfloral cocoon kimono and purple jeans, mustard yellow tee and maxi skirt, white Bermuda denim shorts with black and white, Balenciaga first bag.

Perfect for pregnancyfloral cocoon kimono in third trimester.



Yellow Tees Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

Yellow tees are so fun and cheerful to wear! You can match them to something else you're wearing like I have in the first outfit, with the pastel yellow tee matching the floral print in the kimono, or you can contrast it like the navy florals and the mustard tee in the second outfit.


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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Blue Tanks and Printed maxi Skirts With Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag

While these outfits have very different colours in them, they both follow the same outfit formula of a blue block colour tank paired with a printed maxi skirt. Both of these printed skirts are such light choices for a hot summer day. And it was hot when I wore these, the week before Christmas.

What I wore:

turqouise tank with Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt rebecca minkoff love bag and guitar strap | awayfromblue

silver bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | ally Fashion blue border print floral boho maxi skirt with matching turquoise tank shopping outfit
Earrings: Kmart navy tassel earrings
Necklace: engraved interlinked silver circle family name necklace
TankJeanswest Maya gather back tank in mid turquoise
Skirt: Ally Fashion blue border print floral maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

When I saw this maxi skirt I knew I'd go the matchy-matchy route and wear it with my turquoise tank right away! I was out at the movies with my mum and sister when we had a walk around the shops and saw a sale on skirts and mum offered to buy us one each for Christmas. Was the perfect thing to wear a couple of days later when we went for our annual pre-Christmas shopping trip. We hit up the outlets on the coast and even though I didn't need to buy any more Christmas presents I picked up a couple extra things and we had a great time! Even if I do regret leaving a massively reduced bag behind and not buying it 😂

The studded sandals were an attempt to make my outfit more dressed up too, as I didn't expect to be doing any shopping for me....ended up unbuckling them many times, which was a bit of a pain as they have 3 buckles each. The sales assistant at Sass and Bide was quite concerned how much time I was taking trying on a single pair of jeans - we all laughed as I explained I'd gotten out of the jeans a long time ago I was just stuck buckling up my impractical shoes. Didn't get the jeans after all of that either! 😂

After shopping we went out for dinner so I decided to swap out the regular chain strap on the Rebecca Minkoff love bag for this blingy embellished bag strap. It's a fun combination and one I wear a lot.


Last worn: navy tassel earrings, turquoise tank, studded gladiator sandals, embellished bag strap, Rebecca Minkoff love bag. First time I've worn the maxi skirt and the necklace as they are recent gifts.

Other ways to wearturquoise tank and pencil skirt, studded gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, embellished bag strap with monochrome outfit, Rebecca Minkoff love bag worn 30 ways.

Perfect for pregnancyRebecca Minkoff love bag in second trimester.


30 Ways to Wear Rebecca Minkoff Love Bag:










What I wore:

navy breastfeeding tank and red boho print billabong maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love bag | away from blue

red boho printed maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | breastfeeding outfit for church navy tank and red printed maxi skirt
Necklace: silver ball multi chain long necklace
Top: MEV Britney bubble tank in mood indigo C/O
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey

Why I wore it:

Needed something simple for church before Christmas. We'd had a busy week before it so I went with this super comfortable red printed maxi skirt which is so nice on a hot day. I picked the navy tank as I felt like it had been a while since I last wore it. While it is a breastfeeding tank, I have kept it around in my wardrobe as I think the neutral navy goes with everything and it's a soft bamboo fabric, it's a dream to wear!

Stuck with the grey Rebecca Minkoff love bag I wore in the first outfit, but swapped to the regular chain strap that came with it to keep things simple. After church and grocery shopping it was a quiet afternoon and then watching a Christmas movie to ease us into the holidays!


Last worn: navy breastfeeding tanksilver multi strand necklacered printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag (above).

Other ways to wearnavy breastfeeding tank and jeans, red printed maxi skirt and band tee, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag and sundress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy breastfeeding tank in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love crossbody bag in third trimester.



Printed Maxi Skirts Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A plain tank is an easy pairing with a printed maxi skirt. A basic block colour tank works well either matching or contrasting. You can pick a colour out of the print to wear on top and match like I have in the first outfit, or add a contrasting colour like I have in the second outfit. 


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Friday, 10 January 2020

Blue Printed Dresses With Green Accessories - Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Bag

This little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag has been on frequent repeat lately. It was a nice nod to the festive season over December and it's the perfect size for all my essentials when I'm out with the boys. I love how green and blue look together to so thought I'd group 3 of these recent blue dress and green bag outfits together onto one outfit post.

What I wore:

Jeanswest 'Chelsea' navy boho printed dress with gold sandals green mini 5 zip bag | awayfromblue

navy printed dress, bracelet stack, Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag  | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | boho navy jeanswest chelsea dress with green bag teal tassel earrings
Earrings: Kmart teal tassel earrings
DressJeanswest 'Chelsea' printed dress
ShoesNovo Tawny rose gold sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs labradorite bracelets
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

First time I've worn this blue printed dress with green and I'm not sure why, I really liked this combination! It was a super hot day so picked this nice light dress, so easy to wear to church. It was just right for wearing to the Christmas fun fair and carol service in the evening too.

I decided not to wear a necklace and tied the tassels into a bow at the neckline instead. I picked some green bracelets to stack with my usual silver ones and match the green mini 5 zip bag. The rose gold sandals were great in the heat and they tied in with the gold zips on the bag nicely too.



Last worn: teal earringsboho print dress, rose gold sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wear: navy boho printed dress and silver accessories, rose gold sandals and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and maxi dress.

Perfect for pregnancynavy boho printed dress in second trimester.







What I wore:


NecklaceRuby Olive Art series long striped pod necklace
DressJeanswest Rachel Lyocell chambray dress
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

I'd planned something else to wear on this day but it was due to hit 38 degrees (100 Fahrenheit ) so I changed my mind and opted for a simple dress instead.

It was a busy morning with a big appointment for my son. I wasn't sure if we would be able to make the special Christmas messy play after it but thankfully the doctor was on time and we were able to quickly drive to the messy play morning. The boys had so much fun and with the extra shade and water play it wasn't too bad in the heat. Even if I did regret wearing this pretty dress a little when the boys got really messy, haha! Thankfully my dress stayed clean even all our legs ended up covered in blue slime! 😂

I really liked the green bag with the chambray dress, and the necklace was a fun way to add even more colour to my outfit. 💚


Last worn: chambray button up dress, Ruby Olive necklace, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag (above).

Other ways to wearchambray button up dress and kimono, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and yellow kimono.

Perfect for pregnancychambray button up dress in second trimester, studded sandals in third trimester.





What I wore:



NecklaceOxfam Noah's Ark green red beaded necklace
DressShein navy flower print flowy dress (c/o)
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

This outfit felt very festive! With the navy and blue dress I added my green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag again as well as this green and red statement necklace.

While it has 3/4 sleeves, this swing dress is a light viscose material and was perfect for a night out in the city. We took the boys our for dinner and then to the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street parklands. They string up lots of lights through the beautiful gardens there for Christmas and have music and fog...it's so beautiful and very magical to walk through.

Was such a humid night though, I was glad I just picked this light dress to wear!


Last worn: navy swing dress, red and green necklace, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag (above), studded sandals (above).

Other ways to wearnavy swing dress and ankle boots, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and matching jeans, studded sandals and maxi dress

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


Blue Summer Dresses Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

Blue and green should definitely be seen! If you're not sure about trying the combination you can do it in a small way by picking a blue dress and adding green accessories. A green bag as a burst of colour like the first outfit is a nice way to ease into trying the colour combination, or you could try wearing two green accessories like I have in the second and third outfits with the green necklaces and bag.


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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Black Maxi Skirts And Printed Tanks With Matching Bags and Necklaces

Summer Christmas parties are easy to dress for when I stick to a simple outfit formula like I have here. A printed tank, black maxi skirt and a matching bag and necklace in festive colours works well, never over or under dressed! While I wore these back in December for a couple of Christmas parties, they are not so festive that they couldn't be worn other times of the year!

What I wore:

colourful mixed print tank with green necklace and rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip crossbody bag black maxi skirt | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | mixed print tank with green statement necklace matching rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag black maxi skirt mum style
NecklaceStarfish Project Hannah turquoise bead necklace
Tank: thrifted Target mixed print colourful printed tank
SkirtJeanswest Luxe jersey maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

I had this tank in mind for an upcoming Christmas party as I thought the red in the print would look so festive with green accessories! I really liked the way this outfit turned out. the matching necklace and Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag always look good together and with a subtle touch of red in the mixed print tank were a big festive touch. The black drawstring maxi skirt was a good base with all of the colour too!

It was a hot day with a big storm in the afternoon so I was thankful for the slits in the sides of this maxi skirt, kept me cool as we ran around running errands and getting some food to take to the party.


Last worn: mixed print tank, green statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearmixed print tank and shortsblack drawstring maxi skirt in capsule wardrobe, studded sandals and pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester.


Favourite Rebecca Minkoff Bag:






What I wore:

leaf print tank with black drawstring maxi skirt red statement necklace and rebecca minkoff avery bag | away from the blue

black maxi skirt with Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram black maxi skirt with leaf print tank red accessories and rebecca minkoff bag summer Christmas party mum outfit
Necklace: thrifted red flat bead necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
Skirt: thrifted Crossroads black ruffle hem maxi skirt
ShoesWittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus gold leaf cuff
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

I'd planned to wear a green necklace with this outfit to look really festive for our final Christmas party of the season but wasn't sure it worked with the neckline of this fern print tank when I put it on. I didn't want to wear the green necklace above again, although I thought it would work, as it had been getting a lot of wear over December!

I decided to go matchy-matchy with the red necklace, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote bag and red statement necklace. Even the gold leaf cuff matched the gold hardware on the bag and the leaf print on the tank.

Again we had a busy morning before the party but spent some time with friends in the playground before it got too hot. The party was really fun too and worth the wait being the last one of December!


Last worn: leaf print tank, gold leaf cuff, red statement necklace, black drawstring maxi skirt, studded sandals (above), Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote.

Other ways to wearleaf print tank and blazer, black drawstring maxi skirt at Disneyland, studded sandals and shorts, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery tote and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancy: studded sandals in third trimester.



Printed Tanks Under $50:




How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank is a fun option for a Christmas party, especially if you stick to festive colours like red or green. They are things you can easily wear year round too, and with all the colour and print a black maxi skirt is a good pairing.



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Monday, 6 January 2020

Weekday Wear Linkup! What I Wore For Christmas - Casual and Dressy With Gold Earrings

For today's Weekday Wear Linkup I'm sharing what I wore for Christmas!

I wore a maxi skirt for Christmas eve and a maxi dress for the big day, both accessorised with cross body bags and some pretty gold earrings. Two very different outfits though, as we dress down for Christmas eve and dress up for Christmas day. Both days are filled with family but Christmas eve is a lot more casual as we decorate cookies, attempt Christmas craft and snack as we watch a Christmas movie. Christmas day we dress up to enjoy the family time, unwrap gifts, and have a big delicious feast.

What I wore:

casual Christmas eve outfit glitter santa novelty tee with maxi skirt red bag and gold bauble earrings | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag with ribbon and bell Christmas bracelet| away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | casual Christmas eve outfit festive Santa glitter tee with gold bauble earrings and red rebecca minkoff bag
Earrings: Colette Ciao Bella glitter ball drop earrings
Tee: festive glitter Santa tee
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
Shoesslim navy and pink Havaianas (gift from mum)
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff red micro Avery cross body bag

Why I wore it:

Another year of wearing my novelty Santa tee! My sister bought us all these festive glitter tees one year and so every year my question about what to wear for Christmas eve is partially answered - depending on the weather I might wear shorts or a maxi skirt with the tee. It was a little cooler and threatening rain so I figured a maxi skirt was perfect to stop me being too hot or too cold. The day was rain free but there was a huge storm in the afternoon which meant we stayed a little later at my parents until it had blown over!

The gold earrings were a recent gift from my mum - I spotted them while we were out shopping before Christmas and she bought them for me when we were browsing Colette. They look so much little gold baubles I just had to have them, and knew that they would fit in with the glitter on my tee and the Christmas bell and ribbon bracelet (another tradition, just as much as the tee is!). I'm hoping that because they are a classic gold I will get some wear from them outside December too. They look a lot more subtle in the pictures than they do in person!

Kept it simple with the bag. Red and green is so festive so this cute little red Rebecca Minkoff bag was an obvious choice. I wore it last year too!


Last worn: festive tee, pinstripe maxi skirt, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag. First time I've worn the gold earrings as they were a recent gift.

Other ways to wearfestive tee and shorts, pinstripe maxi skirt and pink scarf, Rebecca Minkoff micro Avery bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancyfestive tee in second trimester.


Christmas Q&A Tag Video:







What I wore:

Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress for Christmas day with mixed metal accessories silver bracelet stack gold earrings vintage Chanel bag | awayfromblue

Chanel vintage quilted lambskin flap bag with silver bracelet stack | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | kmart tropical floral print maxi dress with gold earrings silver bracelets and vintage Chanel flap bag for Christmas day
Earrings: gold pendant chandelier earrings
NecklaceTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace
Dress: Kmart tropical notch neck floral maxi dress (gift from mum)
Shoes: Wittner 'Jasmarie' studded sandals
Bracelets: the usual plus vintage silver charm bracelet, diamond and pearl bracelet
BagChanel vintage quilted lambskin flap

Why I wore it:

A much dressier outfit for the big day - we spent the morning at home with the kids, unwrapping presents and enjoying their surprise with everything Santa brought them. Then it was off to the first set of grandparents for more presents before leaving again to end the day down the coast with my family. It's a bit of travelling for one day but it's good to see everyone. Photo is a little dark as it was quite cloudy when I took this pic in the morning and I didn't want to open up the blinds - we had some toys in the back yard for a big Christmas surprise once all the presents were open!

If you're a frequent reader you'll know that I love my Kmart floral dresses! I had went into the store with my mum a few weeks before Christmas to check out another dress I'd never had a chance to try on when I was with the boys, and was disappointed to see it didn't look as good on as it did on the hanger. Mum had spotted this pretty maxi dress for me to take into the change room too and I fell in love with it! She kindly bought it for me and I knew it would be the perfect Christmas day dress.

The chandelier earrings were a gift from my mum too, last year! I thought the gold went nicely with the gold hardware on the vintage Chanel bag. With the statement earrings I didn't feel the need to add a big necklace to this, I thought the bag and earrings were enough, especially with all my silver bracelets. I decided on this delicate Tiffany necklace which matched the silver bracelet stack. Sometimes I like mixing metals with my accessories.


Last worn: gold chandelier earrings, diamond necklace, studded sandals, vintage Chanel flap bag. First time I've worn the teal floral dress as it's a recent gift.

Other ways to wearstudded sandals and shorts, vintage Chanel flap bag and tee dress

Perfect for pregnancystudded sandals in second trimester, vintage Chanel flap bag at 30 weeks



How You Can Wear It:

A classic maxi skirt or dress can be perfect for a Christmas gathering. They can be dressed up or down easily, and in our Queensland summers are a great choice to beat the heat. Might not be the best idea if you have a snowy Christmas though, unless you have a free hand to hold the hem up whenever you step foot outside! Adding a pretty pair of statement gold earrings can help you feel a little festive too whatever your weather.




Weekday Wear Linkup #52


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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Casual Summer Mum Style: V-Neck Tees and Striped Maxi Skirts

Happy new year! Kicking off the new year with how I intend to continue, in casual and comfortable mum style (even if I wore these back in December!). Two simple mum outfits for summer days with the kids - pairing some colourful v-neck tees with striped maxi skirts for easy outfits on hot days!

What I wore:

mustard tee with navy stripe maxi skirt rebecca minkoff mab bag summer mum style | awayfromblue

navy grey stripe maxi skirt with  Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | summer mum playground outfit striped maxi skirt mustard tee rebecca minkoff mab camera bag
NecklaceZuriCollections blue polymer clay necklace
Tee: Big W mustard v-neck tee
Skirt: thrifted Cotton On navy and grey striped maxi skirt
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

I really like yellow and blue together, and I've worn this mustard tee with another navy striped maxi skirt recently. I love stripes! Thought it was a nice colourful outfit choice for a day with the boys - stopping at the park for a bit of a play before the heat sent us home again!

We spent the afternoon wrapping a few Christmas pressies and chilling in the aircon. It was such a hot day, skirt and a tee was the only thing I felt like wearing. I like how easily a maxi skirt works at the playground too, you don't need to worry about the length when running around with the kids or pushing them on the swings!

With the bright mustard yellow and nay blue, thought that this neutral tan Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good choice.


Last worn: mustard tee, beaded necklace, navy stripe maxi skirt, gold Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag.

Other ways to wearmustard tee worn two ways, navy stripe maxi skirt and denim jacket, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and jeans.


What's In My Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag










What I wore:

church and shopping outfit purple tee pinstripe maxi skirt tan rebecca minkoff camera bag studded sandals | away from blue

pinstripe maxi skirt and Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond | away from the blue

awayfromblue Instagram | summer lilac tee striped maxi skirt and camera bag outfit for church shopping
Necklace: blush pink and gold beaded tassel necklace
Tee: Spectrum basic v-neck tee in washed lilac
Skirt: thrifted pinstripe maxi skirt
ShoesRebecca Minkoff Georgina studded gladiator sandals in blush
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag in almond

Why I wore it:

Another v-neck tee and maxi skirt outfit! Again, wearing a striped skirt although this pinstripe doesn't show up well in pics and the skirt just looks grey. I really liked the lilac tee with it, it's nice with the grey.

Added a little extra colour to my outfit with this blush tassel necklace, I like pink and purple together too and I felt it dressed up my casual outfit a little more for church and then lunch and an afternoon shopping with my mum. Was so good to spend time together, even if it was a little crazy trying to get a car park as it was December! Was so nice getting time to decorate the house later too, it was our first Christmas in our new house so I was very excited and kept wanting to buy more decorations.

I think the studded sandals helped dress up this outfit a little more too, as I'd just worn my casual Havaianas in the first outfit. Although not quite as colourful as the first outfit, I thought the Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag was a good companion with this outfit too - it goes with everything!


Last worn: purple tee, tassel necklace, pinstripe maxi skirt, gladiator sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag (above).

Other ways to wearpurple tee in the office, pinstripe maxi skirt and scarf, gladiator sandals worn 30 ways, Rebecca Minkoff MAB camera bag and floral dress.

Perfect for pregnancypurple tee in second trimester.



Striped maxi Skirts Under $50:





How You Can Wear It:

A maxi skirt is a great piece to have in your mum wardrobe! The perfect length for running around with and bending down to toddlers all day, and still looks and feels a little more pulled together to go to church or a lunch date! Worn with a simple colourful tee it's an easy outfit choice for a hot summer day.



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Friday, 27 December 2019

Maxi Dresses and Kimonos With Boxing Day Sales!

I'm usually a bit behind with blogging what I wore. While I only post 6 outfits, some weeks I manage to take pics every day and have 7 days of outfits to share. It doesn't bother me most of the year, but I always feel a little strange after Christmas sharing what I wore to Christmas events!

Today I'm posting what I wore back at the start of December, as well as some Boxing Day sale codes! For two different Christmas events I went with a classic wardrobe staple for me, a maxi dress. I added a kimono on top for something a little different.

What I wore:


embellished maxi dress with blue printed kimono pastel accessories mums night out dinner outfit Christmas | awayfromblue

Rebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral with navy printed kimono | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue Instagram | navy printed kimono with embellished maxi dress pastel accessories for dinner night out outfit
Earrings: Kmart mustard gold tassel earrings
JacketNew Look Petite print kimono
DressJeanswest 'Sierra' embellished black maxi dress (on sale!)
ShoesBalenciaga studded sandals in sorbet RGGH
BagRebecca Minkoff chevron quilted small Love crossbody bag in pale coral

Why I wore it:

Wore this for a very fun night out with some of the mums I met through ABA (Australian Breastfeeding Association). It was our annual Christmas night out, with secret Santa gifts exchanged and a lot of good food eaten. So much good food in fact that they gave us all little containers to take the leftovers home with us and I had enough for dinner the next night, ha!

Wasn't sure what to wear so I went with a classic black maxi dress. I like that this has a bit of embellishment so it seems a little more dressed up, but for accessories I wasn't sure what to add. Decided to leave it to the last minute to pick accessories and after a busy day of working from home and then rushing to get my son to his appointment and back before dinner...I ended up throwing on a little bit of everything! Pink studded Balenciaga sandals, mustard tassel earrings, a navy kimono and the little peach Rebecca Minkoff love bag.

While nothing matched I liked all the colours with the maxi dress and really enjoyed this outfit in the end! The kimono was a nice light cover against the breeze plus a stretchy maxi dress is just what you need for a delicious feast!


Last worn: navy kimono, tassel earrings, embellished maxi dress, Balenciaga studded sandals, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral.

Other ways to wearnavy kimono and shorts, embellished maxi dress for Christmas, Balenciaga studded sandals and matching bag, Rebecca Minkoff small Love bag in coral with jeans.

Perfect for pregnancynavy kimono in third trimester, embellished maxi dress at 39 weeks, Balenciaga studded sandals in second trimester.



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What I wore:

white crochet kimono with blue printed maxi dress green rebecca minkoff mini 5 zip bag | away from blue

Rebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag | away from the blue

awayfromtheblue Instagram | navy printed maxi dress white crochet trim kimono green rebecca minkoff 5 zip bag
JacketShein lace trimmed crochet inset white kimono C/O
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
DressJeanswest 'Chantelle' crochet detail blue printed maxi dress
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
BagRebecca Minkoff emerald green mini 5-zip rocker bag (get 20% off with code "REAL")

Why I wore it:

While I didn't wear this to attend a Christmas party, it was the boy's first event of the Christmas season so I felt I should dress up a little for it. We headed out for a Frozen themed party at the local indoor playground. This blue maxi dress with the white kimono seemed like a good idea to match the colour scheme, although I did add the turquoise necklace and little green Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag to break it up the blue and white a little and stop it looking too costume-y. I didn't get a chance to compliment the other mum I saw in a blue printed maxi dress, but seeing her made me feel I'd picked the right outfit!

Felt comfortable for this for the entire party, even if I did feel a bit overdressed running errands and getting groceries the morning before the party. It was such a hot day too! I was very thankful the indoor play area had the aircon running, especially when the boys got me up to dance with Elsa!

I should have got a photo of the back of this outfit - the crochet back on the kimono showed off the crochet back of the maxi dress nicely I thought.


Last worn: crochet kimono, blue printed maxi dress, turquoise tassel necklace, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag.

Other ways to wearcrochet kimono and shorts, blue printed maxi dress layered for a rainy day, Rebecca Minkoff mini 5 zip bag and jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyblue printed maxi dress in third trimester.




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How You Can Wear It:

A maxi dress is a staple "I don't know what to wear" piece in my wardrobe - perfect for a grown up dinner or an afternoon dancing around with kids to the Frozen soundtrack! A kimono can add a little extra colour to your outfit, or just provide an extra layer of sun protection on a hot day or breeze on a cooler evening.



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